Cebu City and all the 2,000+ other Catholic dioceses, could not effectively be under the Pope's personal, solo, immediate competence unless he were --- well, omnicompetent and omniscient. This is as I understand it. You might want to ask Ed Peters about this at his Canon Law Blog (Link). I just tried to go there, but for some reason it is not showing up legibly on my screen.
Let me know what you find out.
Still praying for bricks.
Peace & G'Night!
Usually when bishops run into trouble either for alleged moral lapses or management problems they are persuaded by the Vatican to resign. But Benedict has become increasingly willing to forcibly remove bishops who refuse to step down, sacking three others in the past year alone.
Maybe a subscription to Nat. Geo. would be enough. Somehow those Bishops Benedict wants to remove he finds a way. Why not a self confessed molester and predicate crook? If it's not important enough then what is more important?
A wolf is feeding on the sheep and no one can find the authority to show him to the door.